As a young lad, Peter Furler would tap incessantly on anything he could find – driving his brothers and sisters insane in the process.
As a young drummer, the beat was always in him – and always looking for an avenue to escape.
His musical creativity is no different.
There’s a timeless energy that seems to know no bounds.
Raw talent combined with hard work has produced one of Australia’s biggest exports – not just in Christian music but in every genre.
There are few Aussies who can lay claim to writing, producing and singing over 25 number one hits including classics such as ''He Reigns'', ''Shine'', ''Something Beautiful'', and ''It is You''.
Awarded multiple Grammy nominations and Dove awards, Furler has been named the industry’s songwriter of the year – a talent and a voice that has driven the sales of five Gold records and over seven million units sold.
But for the fans, there is more than just the music. Furler has an endearment that only a few artists have with their audience.
It’s that raw honesty and ability to turn a rock show into a deep worship experience that has seen the charismatic front man lead millions on to a stronger faith in Christ.
His performances have been as diverse as they have been divine, making him a favorite on the U.S. festival circuit.
Remaining relevant, connecting with a wide range of beliefs and cultures, while staying true to his own convictions, Furler is one of very few artists who have collectively performed to over 15,000 Muslims in Morocco, for the Pope during World Youth Day, at The Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, at a 9/11 service for U.S. military leaders at the Pentagon, at a New Age festival on the shores of Galilee in Israel, or rocked the punters at an outback pub in Aussie.
For Furler, the music has always been about making a difference, leaving the listener encouraged and uplifted.
In 2009, fans saw the end of his long tenure as the lead singer of newsboys, the band he founded in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia.
As one of the most successful and award-winning singers and songwriters in contemporary Christian music, Furler has crafted his own sound and has nothing left to prove.
But the beat inside goes on – as does the quest to create new music that not only reflects his personal journey with God but also inspires a generation to follow.
''There is a fire shut up in my bones that I have not been able to hold in since I was a child,'' says Furler.
''For me, I find its release through melody and testimony.''
Furler's fans are eagerly anticipating what will be next from one of music’s truly inspired and charismatic artists.